South Cotswold Ramblers

 

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Help needed – do you walk on Wednesdays? Could this be you?

14 Sep 2018

Our extensive walks programme is due in large part to our dedicated walks collectors. A few of them have retired in recent years, including Enid and Anne E, and we are most grateful to them. You can guess what is coming next! We now need a Wednesday walker to phone around or ask on walks…

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Leaders, we need your walk details

14 Sep 2018

34 out of our 41 walks details have now been worked out, submitted and most have been processed, thank you very much leaders! We need the other few by 25 September. Thank you for your help. The dates and progress are shown on our Leaders > Walk Planning page. Mike

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Colin’s walk from Arlingham Sat 20 October

08 Sep 2018

Ann A 01453 839089 has kindly volunteered to lead Colin’s Farmland and River Walk Moderate 5m on Sat 20 October.

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Ram Inn – Wednesday 19 September – no food or drinks

08 Sep 2018

Brian reports that the kitchens of the Ram Inn are being refurbished so lunch cannot be provided after his and Sheelagh’s walk. Originally the owner had said that drinks would be available but in fact neither drinks nor food will be available. We can however use the car park.  

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Dursley Long Stay CP – latest news!

30 Aug 2018

Read the latest news from Dursley Town Council here https://www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk/news/2018/08/press-release-long-stay-car-park-update-august-2018

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Dursley Walking Festival programme now available

29 Aug 2018

Karen wishes to let people know that the programme for Dursley Walking Festival 2018 is now available. Printed copies will be available within the next few days in Tourist Information centres and other outlets throughout Stroud District. The programme is also available online http://dursleywalkfest.btck.co.uk/ The number and range of walks this year is better than…

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Message from Elena

21 Aug 2018

A lot of S. Cots talked to Elena on Saturday and admired her pictures. She sent this message saying a Big Thank you to John and if anyone wants to see her pictures, they are on www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/elena_Haines  

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Don’t forget, Dr Denys Thompson’s son is doing a charity swim in his memory

19 Aug 2018

Dom Thompson (some of you will remember him coming for part of our Brecon holiday) is going to swim 21 Lakes in the UK to raise money for Sue Ryder (their hospice in Leckhampton looked after Denys before he died) in memory of his dad. If you would like to support him, Google Dom Thompson…

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Meningitis Now Five Valleys Walk

08 Aug 2018

Meningitis Now Five Valleys Walk Date: Sunday 30th September 2018 Cost:  Early Bird Ticket Prices, available to purchase online now: Adult £10, Child £5 (under 5s free), Group £30 (up to 4 people) Where: Across Stroud Valleys, Gloucestershire We would love for you to join us for our flagship Five Valleys Walk in 2018. This sponsored walk…

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No food or drinks at the Black Horse, Cranham, tomorrow 1st August

31 Jul 2018
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Group Walks in Hot Weather

27 Jul 2018

We have today received a message from Ramblers Central Office. Richard, Group Chairman, writes, “I think it should go on the message board although with the walks I have been on recently we are for once one step ahead of CO. My long walk was mostly in woods anyway, on Wednesday Jill and Sue altered…

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Walk Update – Wed 5 September – now 7.8 miles

27 Jul 2018

Jill and Sue have tried out this walk from Hangman’s  Stone and have remeasured the route – now half a mile longer at 7.8 miles.

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Wednesday 4 July – Olivia’s walk from the Salutation

29 Jun 2018

Olivia wants you to be aware that the Salutation Inn only do a very limited choice of rolls and pasties at lunchtime on Wednesdays.

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Eastleach walk – Wednesday 11 July – Sally and Ros

29 Jun 2018

The Fairford Air Tattoo runs from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July. However, their Park and View is open daily from Tuesday 10th from 7.30am to 7.30pm. While this will not attract the number of cars they get at the weekend, there could easily be more traffic than usual in Fairford and Cirencester. If you…

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Do you remember?

25 Jun 2018

Mike writes, “Do you remember 10 year old Hannah Brooks-Hughes playing the Lark Ascending from memory at a Stroud Symphony Orchestra concert some 4 years ago? Quite remarkable! Last year she was named as the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year, and is in Stroud this coming Saturday evening, 30th June, playing the exciting Bruch…

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Starting place – Saturday 30 June Prestbury walk

19 Jun 2018

The sign to the Free car park on the main road through Prestbury is completely obscured by trees so turn into the road by the war memorial and you will see signs.

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Sally and Ros’ walk – Bourton-on-the-Water – Parking

08 Jun 2018

The car park is just by Birdland and is still £3.90. It is free after 3pm. We expect to be back close to 3pm so suggest that you don’t pay for the parking until we set off on the walk at 10am. This will give us the 5hours until 3pm and if we are a…

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Data Protection – Important Message from Richard

03 Jun 2018

As most members are aware, over the last few years we have encouraged you to accept email communication. This makes it much easier for volunteers who are involved in the distribution of Newsletters and Walks Programmes as it relieves us of the need to print off letters, stuff envelopes and post them. It also saves…

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Walks Leaders – 53 walks details already in and just 2 needed!

26 May 2018

We are very grateful that so many members volunteer to lead a walk from time to time and give us such a lot of enjoyment as well as keeping the glorious Gloucestershire footpaths well used. I am pleased to report that already 53 walks have been input. Details are here http://www.southcotswoldramblers.org.uk/wp/walk-planning/ Another 2 are promised. I…

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Leaders – having trouble with form filling?

24 May 2018

Several leaders have found the Publishing Volunteer Details form difficult to manage. Contact us and Mike will send you an easier one to fill in online.

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Ravenscar holiday – single rooms

22 May 2018

Ramblers Holidays told Ann that the hotel would not let us have any double rooms for sole occupancy so we are limited to the 7 single rooms and THESE HAVE NOW ALL BEEN TAKEN. There are, however, twin rooms available £845 per person, half board and two walk options, from Sept 16th to 23rd. The…

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Group Holiday Survey

17 May 2018

Ann would like some feedback as to why there are fewer people choosing our walking holidays than in the past. She would find it helpful if people would answer the 5 questions in the survey. There will be paper copies in the next newsletter but it is easy if you click the link Ann’s Holiday…

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Reminder – Franceska’s Dog Walk this Thursday 17th

13 May 2018

Franceska’s experimental Dog walk is this Thursday. Meet 9.50 Woodchester Park at the National Trust Car park for a 10am start. 4 mile circular walk, but can be shortened for older or less fit dogs.

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Monday walk leaders URGENT

17 Apr 2018

Please will leaders who could lead us a popular Monday leisurely walk look at dates available between July and October HERE then contact Jacqui asap with a proposal. Offers are needed by 30 April at the latest and details by 25 May. Thank you Mike

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Road Closure – getting to walks – you may need to find another route

16 Apr 2018

In case you weren’t aware, the A4173 road from Pitchcombe at its junction with the A46 to St Peter’s School Whaddon, Gloucester is closed from 07:30 to 17:30 weekdays for 5 weeks until 23 May. Nearby routes tend to be even busier, and the route through Painswick on the A46 sometimes has queues lasting 12…

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Upcoming workshop for map reading – Thu 26 April

09 Apr 2018

Click HERE to read about the map reading course Please find attached details of an upcoming workshop we are holding at Kingshill House in Dursley on Thursday 26 April which might be of interest to your members. Kingshill House Ltd is a registered charity operating out of a Grade II listed Georgian building which is predominantly…

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Photos and memories of Maurice Dyett

08 Apr 2018

As you may be aware, Maurice led many walks, often with David. Here are some links to photos from some of his walks for our group. Please have fun looking through them and choosing a good photo. Each set will open a new window. Close it to see the list again and select the next…

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In memory of Denys AVENING

08 Apr 2018

Avening is the starting point of Saturday 14th’s walk in memory of Denys led by John G. Unfortunately the printed version said Chavenage Green. Also if you had the online version emailed to you, you may have printed off this wrong version. SO see you at AVENING! Extra parking available at Avening Social club car park,…

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Remembering Maurice Dyett

04 Apr 2018

David and Maurice near Dartmouth 2007 Mike writes: Many members will remember Maurice, who lived in Berkeley, and led over 50 walks for the Group starting in about 2004. Sadly he suffered a stroke. He then stayed in a Nursing Home at Breadstone for a while before moving back to Sheffield to be near his…

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Monday 2nd April leisurely walk from Wotton is cancelled

31 Mar 2018

Colin tried to do a pre-walk of his leisurely-paced Monday walk from Wotton to Kingswood today and the route is the worst he has ever seen it, with large pools of slurry in some of the fields. With more rain forecast for Monday he has decided to cancel the walk. He will however be at…

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